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A batch of home canned tomatoes at lynnecurry,com.

Surprising Ways to Use Whole Peeled Tomatoes

I use my own canned tomatoes to make this dressing for a change up from my standard (sometimes bored and tired) balsamic. It saves me from breaking down and buying pallid winter tomatoes.

Home canned tomatoes

Tomato Vinaigrette

Use your own home-canned or store-bought whole peeled tomatoes for this vinaigrette. The tomato gives the dressing a lovely persimmon color and keeps the oil and vinegar emulsified for quite a while. Use it as a salad dressing or veggie dip.

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pint
Author Lynne Curry


  • 3 whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Put the tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and salt in a blender. 

  2. Puree until smooth, transfer into a pint jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

If you're bothered by having an open can of tomatoes leftover, use the rest to simmer and mash with 1 clove of garlic until thick for a ready-made pizza sauce.

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